daleharshman (927) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Brothers Provisions whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area, including this Maine beer ($12.00). Pours a hazy light amber / orange color with two fingers of white-ish foam with good lacing. AROMA of tangerine, tropical fruit (passion fruit, guava), sweet grains, peach, and brewed tea with honey. FLAVOR of prickly citrus, semi-sweet malts, light pine, nectarine, and notes of spicy and herbal hops. Finishes with moderate bitterness. I think this is 2-3 months old, so not quite the freshness level that it should be. But still very happy to try this "whale" here in San Diego...this is now the #9 IPA in the world right now according to RateBeer, having no doubt supplanted some of our wonderful local California IPA’s. Always nice to see excellent hoppy beers from other parts of the country. (423, 892)
slimspady (191) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much to say that the beer itself doesn't scream. A really smooth, balanced IPA with little bitter palate. Citrus, cloves. Doesn't overpower.
gnomungus (79) - - JUL 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All the best characteristics of East and West coast IPAs. A big burst of floral hoppiness is slowly supplanted by an extremely pleasant bitterness. There’s just enough sweetness to temper the bitterness without the cloying effect of many a West coast IPA. A gold standard.
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is bright orange. Aroma is citrus and pine. Slight white cloying head, but this beer is awesomely dry. Outstanding IPA. Hops are just over top of the solid malt base. No bitter bite, and again a dry finish. I have a new respect for Lunch the whale.
charule (1213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured hazy yellow orange with thick white head/lace. Aroma very piney but light with citrus tropics. Light carb med bod. Drying bitter taste. One note :/
revolution2718 (253) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark golden with substantial soapy head. Nose is floral hops, citrus, tangerine. Taste is fresh assertive hop flavor, fruit juice, grapefruit skin, pine, bit of sticky resin, a bitterness lingers. I don't like seeing much sweet malt in a an ipa, and this one finds balance without becoming malty or too sweet. Moderate mouthfeel, good carb. Top tier ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SpongeRuiner (773) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
A huge thanks to tectactoe. Pours a dark frosted mango color with a fluffy bubbly white head. A smooth hop flavor. Very piney. A tropical note comes in at the end that refreshes a bit then again followed by the pine. A very good IPA.
craftbeerdesign (2193) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a nice deep orange with a solid white head. Juicy hop nose with layers of peach and floral notes. Med body with hop forward fruit notes - very juicy - the bitterness lasts throughout with a coating of fresh citrus and pine. Excellent IPA!!!
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBAG late night. Rusty orange hazy, lots of melon and tropical fruit aroma. Sweet and light malt heavy tropical fruit hops. Just great stuff.
mcclainc50 (193) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden color with a white head leaving heavy lacing. Aroma of apricot and hops with a little spice. Orange and apricot notes in the flavor with a little yeast. Not bad, but very mild for an IPA.